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Join Friends of MPRG and become part of the vibrant cultural life of the peninsula.  Members are part of a social network that organises events and raises funds to support the continued growth of our great Gallery.

Membership cost

 Membership type   Annual  3-year 
 Single   $35  $90 
 Concession/Students   $30  $75 
 Family/Duo   $55  $140 


To join as a Friend please drop in to the Gallery or download the Friends of MPRG membership registration form from here Friends of MPRG membership registration form (PDF, 330KB)

Return, with your payment, by post or visit the Gallery. 

For further membership information please email or phone (03) 5950 1580.


  • Receipt of the MPRG annual poster, which provides information about the Gallery’s annual exhibition program.
  • Discounts when enjoying talks and excursions organised by the Friends.
  • Invitations to exhibition openings featuring guest speakers, artists and curators. Meet new friends and enjoy refreshments.
  • The MPRG new members annual morning tea and a behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Gallery staff and Friends’ representatives.
  • Discounts on Gallery activities such as guest speakers, workshops, excursions and master classes.
  • Discount of 10% on current MPRG-produced exhibition catalogues, gift cards and merchandise. Please check at the reception desk.
  • Reciprocal benefits when visiting the National Gallery of Victoria and select member galleries of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV).
  • Discounts of 10% from the following select Mornington Peninsula retailers:
    Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery
    Paul’s Fine Jewellery and Gifts
    Plover Wellbeing
    Studio & Co
    The Framers’ Workshop - Handcrafted picture framers
    Oak Hill Gallery

Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery

Local resident, Jane McAuliffe brings her passion for books and community to her business. A sanctuary for booklovers, Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery's purpose is to find and champion stories - those that enrich our lives, those that surprise and those that delight. There are other treasures to discover, too: beautiful Australian art, craft, jewellery and carefully curated exhibitions. Antipodes is a place to experience wonderful encounters and a refuge from the outside world.

T: 03 5984 4217 W:
Address: 138 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento, Victoria 3943
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm 7 days Extended summer hours Closed Christmas Day

Paul’s Fine Jewellery and Gifts

Being one of the distinctive jewellers on the Mornington Peninsula, we have a piece of jewellery for every occasion, mood and persona. We offer quality diamonds and exotic jewels, gold and silver jewellery as well as unique jewellery and giftware at affordable prices. Not only do we sell fabulous jewellery and giftware we offer a highly renowned jewellery design service, as well as watch and clock repairs.

T: 03 5986 3705 W:
Address: 1031 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud Vic 3939
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:15am - 4:45pm Saturday 9:15am - 12:30pm

Plover Wellbeing

Plover is Australia’s first wellbeing general store. Yoga classes, Skin + body clinic, Healthy (delicious) cafe with eat-in and grab-and-go meals. Plus a huge, light space filled with everything ‘living well’. Vitamins, skincare, gifts, athleisure, fashion, supplements from Welleco Super Elixir to The Beauty Chef tonics.

T: 03 5977 0718 W:
Address: shop D7, Peninsula Home, 1128 Nepean Highway, Mornington Vic
Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 4pm

Studio & Co

“Seeing something transform from grains of sand to a physical thing, just by adding heat — it’s not like anything else.” Leisa Wharington designs her glass to be adaptable for both modern and traditional settings, without compromising the artwork for mass production or outsourcing. Because her pieces are handmade and never manufactured in a factory, mould, or jig, no two will ever look the same — making every Leisa Wharington creation a unique treasure. Studio & Co offer classes and events in addition to their beautiful retail products.

T: 0407 812 982 W:
Address: 200 Marine Parade, Hastings, VIC 3915
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 10pm

The Framers’ Workshop - Handcrafted picture framers

A team of experts specialising in individual framing of all original artwork, photographs, certificates, textiles, digital media and memorabilia. Providing custom framing service and high quality design suitable to all decor styles, to the Frankston – Mornington area since 1976. The Framers’ Workshop only uses trusted brands of high quality and conservation grade materials safeguarding the protection of your artworks.

T: 5975 3674 W:
Address: 68 Main Street Mornington Victoria, 3931
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday  9 - 5 pm Sunday Closed

Oak Hill Gallery

Oak Hill Gallery is an artist-run gallery. This Italianate Victorian villa houses five rooms of works by emerging and established artists. Oak Hill Gallery inspires the viewing public with creative accomplishment and diversity, while providing artists with a space of belonging within the arts community. New exhibitions each month. They offer free Monday portrait drawing sessions as well as free Linocut Club on the first Saturday of each month.

Oakhill is very happy to offer MPRG Members a 10% discount on: Classes – acrylic painting, watercolour painting, printmaking, pottery/ceramics, gallery hire, printmaking access – use of facilities (after completing introduction course), pottery access and firing charges, discount on art exhibition and gift shop sales

T:(03) 5973 4299 W:
Address: 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd Mornington Vic 3931
Opening hours: 11am - 4pm 7days

Membership terms and conditions are subject to change.

Image: Catherine Cassidy, Landscape Twice Divided 2014, vinyl and synthetic polymer paint, white charcoal and collage on paper, Purchased by the Friends of MPRG from National Works on Paper, 2014 (detail)